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most durable tubular ?(7 posts)

most durable tubular ?dash
Jul 3, 2001 5:51 AM
what is your recommendation for a long lasting tubular ?

The answer depends...Cima Coppi
Jul 3, 2001 7:41 AM
For what use are you looking for this durable tubular? Strictly racing, training or both? For training I have had very good luck with the Vittoria Rally. Surprisingly, its a kevlar lined tubular that sells for <$20 at Excel, and it has great durability. If you're looking for a pure racing tire, I might recommend the Conti Sprinter, or the Vittoria Pro All Weather.

Disclaimer: The above is my opinion based on experience with the products. You are guaranteed to have a response by another poster stating the opposite opinion on these products based on their experience. No one posting messages is either right or wrong, but different circumstances result in different experiences leading to conflicting opinions.

Good Luck!!
Thanks Cima Coppi...dash
Jul 3, 2001 9:43 AM
actually I am interested in a training tire that will not require much attention. I am considering Conti Competition GP (it has five plies of polyamide casing) vs. Vittoria CORSA CX T.T. PRB (I think it has a kevlar belt). I am a light rider (140 lb) and run my tires at a relatively high pressure (130-150 psi).
One more question, DashCima Coppi
Jul 3, 2001 10:21 AM
Why are you considering tubulars for your training wheel set? The current performance value found in high end clinchers nearly equals that of tubulars. I run the Vittoria Open Corsa CX TT on my training wheel set and I love them. They feel every bit as good as the tubulars I've ridden. The ease of changing out the tube makes clinchers a great way to go for training.

The two choices you are considering are very good competition level tires. Consider, though, the pain of repairing a flat and the high cost of the tire may not be worth the minor benefit you'd feel with riding tubulars. Something to think about.
Carbon fiber rimsdash
Jul 3, 2001 10:59 AM
i have carbon tubular wheels and have no choice...
re: most durable tubular ?BigDaddySmooth
Jul 3, 2001 11:04 AM
Try TUFO's--they are made in the Czech Republic and although this is not a well-placed country in the UCI, the product seems pretty durable. I've put over 2400 miles on 2 bikes and have only had 1 flat. TUFO also markets a sealant that I have yet to try. TUFOs range from 28-50 dollars.
Czech Repuplic also....Lazy
Jul 3, 2001 3:42 PM
Makes the pucks used by the NHL. They're pretty tough too. Ergo...

Czech rubber = tough rubber.

Boy, I'm a little screwy today. sorry.